The Mach E is no Real Mustang, and most of the world was incredibly vocal about using the Mustang name for anything other than a V8-powered muscle car. The Mach E, an EV SUV, is much more than just a fake Mustang (Bustang?). Beneath all the controversy is an EV that deserves all the reverence the Mustang name demands.
It’s affordable and comfortable; the styling is modern but subtle for an EV, and it beat Tesla’s Model 3 as well Consumer Report’s top EV pick earlier this year. Most importantly, the Mach E comes in a variety of configurations and trim levels, making the Mach E a diverse vehicle for a wider range of drivers. For example, the new Mustang Mach E GT has 480 horsepower of brakes and features Ford’s MagneRide adaptive suspension, aimed at drivers who prefer a sportier, more environmentally friendly commute.
With an EPA range between 224-312 miles depending on powertrain option, it is as efficient as it is powerful. However, the charging speeds for the standard and extended range aren’t that impressive compared to most EVs out there. For the standard range battery, charging from 10 to 80% takes approximately 38 minutes and setting the extended range takes approximately 45 minutes. It sure is beautiful to look at though.